2019 Winter Guide to Museums & Historic Sites | New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

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New Mexico: Our Diversity Is Our Strength

Whether you lose yourself in the constellations or in a clear night sky; the majesty of the mountains; the seemingly desolate desert; the ancestry of your people; the art, craftsmanship and traditions of other cultures; the savagery of the Old West or the brutal history of conquest; the fossilized remains of prehistoric creatures; or the beckoning of space, New Mexico is a land of distinction and promise.
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Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

On exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Art through January 5, 2020, the traveling exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist surveys the works of an artist who made significant contributions within twentieth-century abstraction
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The birth, death and resurrection of Christ

The New Mexico Museum of Art will host The birth, death and resurrection of Christ: from Michelangelo to Tiepolo on view January 25, 2020 through April 19, 2020.
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Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan

Prepare for a spine-tingling experience in a haunted house featuring ghostly storytelling provided by Yokai: Ghosts and Demons of Japan, a new exhibition at the Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA).
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Women in Archaeology Exhibit at CNMA

The science of archaeology and studying New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage is part of the mission of the Center for New Mexico Archaeology (CNMA). Historically, archaeology was an unlikely career choice for women, but the ones who had the courage to make the leap also made lasting impressions.
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Award-Winning New Exhibit on Display at Jemez Historic Site

New Mexico Historic Sites and the Pueblo of Jemez won the Archaeology Heritage Preservation Award in May of this year from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee.
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New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to New Mexico's exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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Featured DCA Exhibitions

New Mexico Colonial Home - Circa 1815

The Spanish colonial home (la casa) gives visitors an idea of what a home from the time around 1815 would have looked
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The Cowboy Way: Drawings by Robert ’Shoofly’ Shufelt

The first artwork ever to be displayed at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum belonged to Robert
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Looking Back

How does a museum acquire its collections? Are they purchased or donated? Where is everything stored, and how are
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Música Buena: Hispano Folk Music of New Mexico

The exhibition Música Buena: The exhibition will focus on the rich history of traditional Hispano music from the
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